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morris. >>> the other big story today, the casey anthony murder trial. after more than a month of testimony, the defense has delivered its closing arguments. today, the prosecution gives its rebuttal and jurors are expected to begin deliberations. jessica stone has the latest. >> reporter: good morning. the jury is set to make the decision about whether or not 25-year-old casey anthony is guilty of the murder of her #- year-old daughter that, coming after the -- her 2-year-old daughter, that coming after the prosecution gets a chance to rebut the defense team's closing arguments. prosecutors and defense attorneys went toe to toe on sunday. >> he died because her mother decided the life she wanted was more important. this murder was premeditated and the defendant is guilty. >> this prosecution would raise the level of desperation to make up for that you are lack of evidence. >> reporter: the state called casey anthony a liar who murdered her daughter caylee. maria heal says the prosecutor was methodical and succinct in his close arguments. >> he came right out of the box and tal
onboard these boats, so that was a big concern as well. >> firefighters on land and in two fire boats from the river did all they could to stop the fire from spreading through the entire washington yacht club it started in one boat the flames quickly spread to others, four of them were destroyed and now sunk one boat owner bill lost his 38-foot cris craft. >> if it is completely down in the water you tell me how bad it is. >> they have sunk. >> as far as we know it is burned down to the water line. >> the boats were engulfed the fire visible from highwaybridges around firefighters rushed to untie other boats setting them loose so they too would not catch fire. >> we did have collateral damage again, pretty combustible materials, fiber glass, plastics, fuel, a lot of hazardous material. >> several people live on boats in the marina it does not appear anyone was aboard the boat that is caught fire no one was hurt investigators are trying to determine the cause whether it was an accident or arson. >> at this point investigators are here but i have not heard of anything asthma luscious or susp
five minutes and you mentioned the weekend twice. >> i have big plans this weekend. >> limping to the finish line getting up at 3:00 in the morning to do this job. today is more of the same, more humidity and a better chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms than yesterday. i can't guarantee that you will see one but with the frontal system that you see off to the north and the west. nothing is going on now. yesterday we had showers develop early. i don't think it will happen today. with the frontal system on the way, we have the possibility of showers and thunderstorms back in the forecast later this afternoon. temperatures, another muggy one. 74 reagan national. 72 at dulles. forecast today, more of the same, summery, humid, hot. highs in the low to mid-90s. more details and the weekend in a couple of minutes. >> i'm excited. >> and we will look at the tropics. >> they told me earlier it was the friday eve. it's no longer thursday, it's the eve of friday. >> when we go to julie, she has a name for evening. >> let's go to julie. is it friday eve. >> that's what i like to
what it really takes to make it to the national level. >>> the temperatures are heating up in a big way. how hot will it get as we head into the new week. you'll want to hear this one. >>> a standoff tonight over a tourist favorite. i'm will thomas. we are talking about pedicabs. the numbers are on the rise, and so is the tension. now there could be new rules for these guys. roz plater is in the newsroom to start us off. >> the drivers say they feel under siege from all sides after five years relatively problem free, now d.c. is set to impose a new set of regulations. >> reporter: the pedicab drivers will be the first to tell you their numbers are growing. but they say so is the tension between them and park police on the national mall. >> this year more than last we're being treated something like prostitutes out here, where it's a crime where most of the time the cops look the other way, but every now and then they bust some heads. >> reporter: tension came to a head friday evening when an officer arrested one of the drivers and chased him. witnesses claim it was unprovoked. >> the pa
now. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. back to you. >> thank you. >>> big story this morning, the fourth of july celebration. >> a huge crowd expected to head out to the national mall for the annual holiday concert and fireworks. fox 5's sarah simmons is live there with the details. >> good morning. the storms that rolled through here has put them somewhat behind as they are trying to make prep rigs down here on the national mall for the big fourth of july celebration. so it is going to be another hot one on this fourth of july. so there are a lot of things that people need to know if they are coming down here in order to prepare. there will be tens of thousands of people down here as there usually is. public access to the mall is not going to begin until 10:00 this morning. so people will able to get in. a lot of the locals that we have talked about -- or talked with have said they would stay away from here. if any of you do plan on going, the u.s. park serve us says they really emphasize they do not want people to drive. they want folk to take metro. so here is
to head down there to watch the big fireworks show and concert tonight. >>> tomorrow congress comes back early from vacation are they making progress on this looming debt deadline. fox 5 morning news continues at 7 right now. >>> what a beautiful picture a live lookout doors on this 4th of july morning. a gorgeous shot looked better than last night when mother nature put on her own show. we are not totally in the clear today good morning i am tony perkens in for steve. >> i am alison seymour good morning for you. yesterday's storms turned deadly a 56-year-old man was killed when a tree fell on him riding his bike near mile marker 33 near maryland. >> arlington virginia some residents will spend their holiday cleaning up homes, yards, cars were covered with trees, branches and other debris that came down last night in the storms. >>> in the district the national mall had to be e evacuated thousands were there to watch the dress rehearsal. it went on but had to be closed to the public. >> i grew up in wyoming when they say thunder storm i don't mess around with that. i don't want to be on
very much. now to our top story. the search is on for a big fix. a critical meeting at the white house this morning could defuse the debt crews. >> appears both sides may be giving, with the president reportedly willing to put social security on the table. good morning, doug. >> reporter: good morning. it's not clear how they'll get there, but democrats and republicans are looking for a grand bargain. pennsylvania avenue isn't exactly the vegas strip. they might as well have tables and dealers set up there today, because the stakes have never been higher. president obama and his twitter town hall meeting yesterday said the situation is dire if congress doesn't agree to let him borrow and spend more money. >> interest rates could go up and it could cause a whole new spiral into a second recession or worse. >> reporter: the president may continue to back something in the neighborhood of $4 trillion in deficit cuts or for 12 years in exchange for more borrowing now. though the math gets a little fuzzy. his ideas will include, according to the "washington post," big cuts in medicare and so
door meeting trying to rally his party convincing some holdouts but not enough. >> is this as big as we wanted to go? heck no. we wanted to go bigger. we ran on going bigger. but this is the only proposal on the table that accomplishes the goals that we set out to do. >> this bill in one fell swoop just pulls the plug on progress to america's families. >> we have five days remaining until a few extremist republicans and note i say a few drive our economy off a cliff because they are too radical and inexperienced to compromise. >> reporter: more than a dozen wall street ceos sent a letter to the white house and congress yesterday pushing them to reach a deal and to do it quickly. they warn that failure to do so will have grave consequences for businesses, consumers as well as the markets and already wall street has reacted to the uncertainty with the dow falling yesterday for the fifth straight day. treasury officials are working on an emergency plan that would prioritize who gets paid if no deal is reached by tuesday. that is the latest here on capitol hill. back to you. >> thank you. >
of here. we'll have high pressure build inform the big cringe today will be the humidity at least for a day or two. it will be on the decrease. lots of sunshine, less humid, # 2 and a little morning fog across the area. more details on the forecast. 92 and a little morning -- 92 and a little morning fog across the area. >>> eleven residents exposed to carbon monoxide were taken to the hospital. none are in critical condition. >>> president barack obama addressed the nation last night and right after that, house speaker john boehner spoke before the cameras. congress remains gridlocked on a deal to avoid a threatened default one week from today. we'll get more on the two plans being offered by republicans and democrats. >>> more calls for d.c. council member harry thomas, jr. to step down. he is accused of taking funds meant for kids and using it for his own pleasure. on friday, thomas agreed to repay $3 $300,000 back to the city. late last night, tommy wells issued a statement saying he believes thomas should quit the council. >>> the nf almost's four and a half month long lockou
some folk living in arlington, virginia still cleaning up after sunday night's big storm. a slew of trees and power lines knocked down. the wind were estimated between 60 and 70 miles per hour during the storm in arlington. dominion reports about 2400 soft mores without power in northern virginia this morning. >> very interesting now that people are back to work dealing with all that. dealing with all the traffic as well. it will be a busy day. >> today is the big one. >> let's check in with lauren demarco to see how things are on the roads so far. >> good morning, men. how are you? as you talk about the storms we were dealing with, we are still seeing some of the effects. crews on northbound glebe road between 33rd and 36th street. they are working to restore the power cables that fell down during the storm. seeing light volume at this hour. much of our overnight construction did not take place so that is good news. 395 from the beltway across the 14th street bridge into the district, your lanes are open. no problems to report. 95 running well if you are traveling southbound ne
-old and the gun he used inside the boy's apartment. >> we heard a big shot. he said i got shot. it hurt. >> reporter: the 4-year-old was taken to children's hospital but the injury is not considered life-threatening. police are questioning the shooter's parents and others who had access to the apartment trying to figure out who that again belonged to. back to you. >> thank you. >>> an update now on the corruption scandal in prince george's county. county council woman leslie johnson faces more than a year in prison. she needed guilty yesterday admitting when her husband, then county executive jack johnson called on her, she followed his directions to discuss a $100,000 developer's check down the toilet and hid more than $79,000 in cash in her undergarments. >> i look forward to continuing to serve and making a positive difference in the lives of people in need. >> jack johnson has pleaded guilty to felony counts that will likely land him in prison for years. the u.s. attorney says a probe of corruption in prince george's county is not over and he expects more charges will be leveled in
. >> everything they have told me and the speaker is that to get a big package would require big tax increases in the middle of an economic situation that is difficult with 4.2% unemployment. it's -- 9.2% unemployment. >> we need something big. we have to do it in a way that is good for the economy to give more support from the economy healing from the great recession. >> reporter: now, the president's plan has not gotten a warm reception from republicans. they are adverse to the tax increases and house speaker john boehner called the president this weekend to say that his party would prefer a smaller package, $2 trillion if the tax increases could be avoided. stacey cohan, back to you. >> tha . >>> a suspect is under arrest in connection with a businessman in april. he was found unconscious inside his convenience store. they will be more dough tails about the arrest later on today. >>> police are looking for whoever shot and killed a 26- year old early sunday morning. this happened in the 1900 block of rochelle avenue in district heights. twit hicks was p
. anyway, it was pretty nasty last night. >> strong storms. woke me up. today's big debate in the weather center is whether to go with 99 or 100 for the high temperature. >> does it feel any different? >> i don't think so. you get the idea. extreme heat this afternoon. 78 at reagan national. 75 at baltimore. 18 in ocean city. no thanks. win chest -- 81 in ocean city. no thanks. winchester 73 degrees. we've got a blow off of the cloud cover associated with the storms still hanging in the area that will be with us for the morning hours. that may actually hold the temperature down a degree or two and keep us only in the upper 90s for daytime highs. we're not the only ones. i'm show you more on that in a little bit. the forecast partly cloudy, hot and humid. could be an isolated storm later today. most of us will be dry. we've got a heat advisory which goes into effect at noon. here's your temperature. 99 degrees. it won't feel that cool. >> the cooldown is coming. >> yes. >> thank you, tucker. >>> some of the top stories this morning, baltimore city police issued an amber alert for an 8-year
is similar to the one that has wielded good results in maryland. >>> another big story this morning the debt ceiling negotiations lawmakers are back at it today. >> president will again sit down with congressional leaders to avoid a possible default on nations bills. doug luzader reports from capitol hill talk of compromise but not much action. >> they met for an hour and a half yesterday today they will pick up right where they left off. it is becoming groundhog day at the white house. >> all right guys, this is the same as yesterday except we are wearing ties today. all right. >>> with a verbal shove out the door reporters were left guessing how another day of talks went but we are creeping closer and closer to that august 2nd debt ceiling deadline where some of the nations bills could go unpaid there are reports the president is backing an increase in medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67 but two areas he won't budge taxes he says must go up and he is not interested in a short term deal that would require more debt talks as he is running for re-election next year. >> i will not sign a 30
't breathing they were not able to revive him. >>> a big story this morning contentious debate on the debt ceiling picks back up the house has always been scheduled to work this week, senate cancelled its break to be back on the hill. the obama administration says the debt ceiling must be raised by august 2nd or the u.s. will begin to default on debt. republicans want deep spending cuts to stop that spending to go along with any debt ceiling increase. >> meantime the white house will face plenty of buzz today after a report in the new york post and that new york governor andrew cuomo will replace vice president biden as the president's 2012 running mate. now the ticket the white house says hasn't changed the republican candidate is still an open candidate, gop hopefuls hit the parade circuit over the 4th of july weekened including the latest entrance, thaddeus mccotter. >>> the national education association says it is backing mr. obama's 2012 re-election bid, members voted on the endorsement at their annual convention monday despite many teachers disagreeing with federal education policie
. >> it was a busy day yesterday. >> big crowd last night on the national mall for the fireworks show. security was tight. there was a little bit of rain but other than that, things went pretty well. >> that's right. tucker barnes is here now to talk about if things are going to continue to go well here today. >> i think so. kind of typical july weather expected with highs back into the upper 80s and low 90s. we'll take rain and thunderstorm out of the forecast for the day. we'll get a one-day break and we'll return tomorrow. let's get to it. we'll show you the satellite- radar and let me mention we are getting widespread reports of fog now. reports of visibility is less than a quarter mile in places like martinsburg. some fog developing south of spread it rickburg. be ready to that. that is the worst part of the forecast this morning. shower activity, the thunderstorms that developed during the evening last night. you can see those generally south of the city. south an east of the city down towards ocean city. here in washington, i think we'll see a teasent amount of sunshine. more sunshine th
metro for you at fox 5. this morning several metro committees are meeting to discuss big changes. >> including a decision on putting the dulles station above or below ground and talking about ideas for new rail cars and possibly changing some names. sarah simmons is live at the foggy bottom station. >> reporter: there is several on the agenda for several different committees talking about different issues. one is escalators and elevators. there is a lot of complaints from riders. where we are here, they have been working on an escalator replacement program for some time. we have seen workers here this morning. part of what they will be talking about, one of the committees, a plan to increase the on time preventative maintenance because there has been a large increase in maintenance and service calls. metro is getting feedback from rider focus groups on the design of the new 7,000 series rail cars. the first ones are set to arrive next year for the silver line to dulles airport. now, along with that, they will be talking about the naming rights of the new stops on the line. there
. >>> officials say the next big attack on the u.s. will likely be online. now lawmakers on the hill want to know if homeland security is prepared for it. we have more from capitol hill. >> reporter: at a hearing on capitol hill. a cyber attack is one of the greatest threats to u.s. national security. >> it is today possible to be a great warrior with nothing but your slippers and your bedroom and the desire to bring down some aspect of public or private infrastructure related to the internet. >> reporter: lawmakers want to know if homeland security is prepared for a future attack in the digital world and they say the biggest threat comes from china. >> then cia director leon panetta called cyber security the battleground for the future. >> this has got to have a lot more attention placed upon it. we certainly don't want to have the kind of incident that we would all regret. >> reporter: the obama administration says the nation's critical infrastructure is under constant attack by criminals. it would harm consumers and government agent is posing a -- agencies posing a major risk. >> more disturbi
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